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Experimental Philosophy and the Problem of Free Will
"Many philosophical problems are rooted in everyday thought, and experimental philosophy uses social scientific techniques to study the psychological underpinnings of such problems. In the case of free will, research suggests that people in a diverse range of cultures reject determinism, but people give conflicting responses on whether determinism would undermine moral responsibility. When presented with abstract questions, people tend to maintain that determinism would undermine responsibility, but when presented with concrete cases of wrongdoing, people tend to say that determinism is consistent with moral responsibility. It remains unclear why people reject determinism and what drives people’s conflicted attitudes about responsibility. Experimental philosophy aims to address these issues and thereby illuminate the philosophical problem of free will. "
philosophy  experimental  free-will  freedom  near-far  construal-level-theory  choice  judgment  morality  ethics  abstraction 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Law lab - The Boston Globe
"advocate the systematic introduction of randomized trials throughout government — in legislatures and administrative agencies, at the state and federal level. They suggest that trials be “self-executing,” in that policies would be automatically enacted based on their results (though lawmakers would be able to overrule this default)."
law  policy  testing  randomness  experimental  experiments 
december 2010 by tsuomela
Lab Experiments for the Study of Social-Ecological Systems -- Janssen et al. 328 (5978): 613 -- Science
Governance of social-ecological systems is a major policy problem of the contemporary era. Field studies of fisheries, forests, and pastoral and water resources have identified many variables that influence the outcomes of governance efforts. We introduce an experimental environment that involves spatial and temporal resource dynamics in order to capture these two critical variables identified in field research. Previous behavioral experiments of commons dilemmas have found that people are willing to engage in costly punishment, frequently generating increases in gross benefits, contrary to game-theoretical predictions based on a static pay-off function. Results in our experimental environment find that costly punishment is again used but lacks a gross positive effect on resource harvesting unless combined with communication. These findings illustrate the importance of careful generalization from the laboratory to the world of policy.
commons  cooperation  ecology  institutions  ostrom  elinor  economics  science  modeling  evolution  experimental  via:cshalizi 
june 2010 by tsuomela
Nomic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nomic is a game created in 1982 by philosopher Peter Suber in which the rules of the game include mechanisms for the players to change those rules, usually beginning through a system of democratic voting.
games  gaming  game-theory  politics  simulation  learning  experimental 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Arché Summer School
4 tracks - contextualism and relativism, basic knowledge, methodology, foundations of logical consequence
philosophy  experimental  summer  school  bibliography 
june 2009 by tsuomela
Experimental Philosophy Society
The purpose of this society is to support, encourage, and publicize work in the area of academic philosophy known as "experimental philosophy." Experimental philosophy involves the collection of empirical data to shed light on philosophical issues.
philosophy  professional-association  experimental 
may 2009 by tsuomela
Experimental Philosophy: Experimental Philosophy of Consciousness
One of the most exciting developments in experimental philosophy these days is the explosion of new work on intuitions about consciousness. How do people determine whether an entity is capable of having phenomenal states like feeling pain or experiencing happiness? And how do the criteria for these phenomenal states differ from those for other states like belief and desire?
philosophy  experimental  consciousness 
january 2009 by tsuomela
Arché Methodology Project Weblog
Recent philosophy is increasingly characterized by a preoccupation with its own methods. Discussion of the legitimacy and centrality of conceptual analysis as a philosophical tool goes back to the early 20th century and has continued up until today. The question of how ‘armchair philosophy’ is possible and what role appeals to intuitions should play is a main focus of Timothy Williamson’s recent book, The Philosophy of Philosophy
philosophy  intuition  proof  experimental  methodology 
december 2008 by tsuomela
The Atlantic Online | December 2008 | Pop Psychology | Virginia Postrel
These lab results should give pause not only to people who believe in efficient markets, but also to those who think we can banish bubbles simply by curbing corruption and imposing more regulation. Asset markets, it seems, suffer from irrepressible effervescence. Bubbles happen, even in the most controlled conditions.
economics  experimental  finance  bubble  psychology  behavior  human 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Spark Festival
For one week each year, the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts gathers creators and performers of new media arts from around the world to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul (USA) to showcase their work to the public.
minnesota  music  festival  electronic  experimental 
february 2008 by tsuomela
How to Save the World - We Need Experimenters, Not Leaders
We don't need 'leadership' or 'leaders'. What we need is experimenters.The way to create working models that work better than the dysfunctional ones we have now, in a complex system where no one is in control and no one has the answers, is to try things
complexity  social  politics  experimental  future 
february 2008 by tsuomela
PostClassic: A Truly Loopy Idea
The idea of different-length loops running at the same time and going out of phase with each other, which I wrote about in the Totalistically Tenney post, is one I've been working with for more than three decades.
music  classical  experimental  avantgarde  loop  aesthetics  art  philosophy  methods 
june 2007 by tsuomela
Patrick N. Grim
spoke at Umich Dec 2006, working at intersection of complex systems and philosophy. Cooperation, communication, and emergent behavior.
people  philosophy  academic  experimental  computer 
january 2007 by tsuomela

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